Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery : William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory.
By: McCaskill, Barbara.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication: Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (149 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780820348322; 0820348325.Subject(s): Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography | Racially mixed women -- United States -- Biography | Spouses -- United States -- Biography | African Americans -- United States -- Biography | Slaves -- Georgia -- Biography | Fugitive slaves -- England -- Biography | Fugitive slaves -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery : William and Ellen Craft in Cultural MemoryDDC classification: 306.3620922 LOC classification: E450 | .M129 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The Crafts and the Memory of Slavery; One. The "Thrilling" Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Georgia; Two. Boston's Glorious Fugitives; Three. Running a Thousand Miles in England; Four. The Boston Libel Trial of William Craft; Epilogue. A Story to Pass Down; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
The spectacular 1848 escape of William and Ellen Craft (1824-1900; 1826-1891) from slavery in Macon, Georgia, is a dramatic story in the annals of American history. Ellen, who could pass for white, disguised herself as a gentleman slaveholder; William accompanied her as his "master's" devoted slave valet; both traveled openly by train, steamship, and carriage to arrive in free Philadelphia on Christmas Day. In Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery , Barbara McCaskill revisits this dual escape and examines the collaborations and partnerships that characterized the Crafts' activism for the next.
Includes bibliographical references and index.